The quest to get closer to God is one that millions of people take every year. Just look at the way Muslims flock to Mecca to take part in the Hajj. Unfortunately, some of us don’t have an annual pilgrimage that we can attend to get closer to God, and that can be a problem. I know with my busy life, I don’t always have the time to attend Church or to pray. Sometimes, I feel that I am not as close to the Big Man upstairs as I could or should be. Do you feel the same? If the answer is yes, you might want to take a look at my tips below. These are the ways I find helpful when I feel I am letting down my faith.
Take Time To Pray
The great thing about praying is that you can do it anywhere. You can do it on the bus, on the street, or in the kitchen at home. Because we all lead busy lives, we don’t always have the time to fulfill our duties. But, with prayer, we can instantly become closer to God. When you have five minutes, don’t waste it by watching the TV or lazing on the couch. Close your eyes and tell your God what you are grateful for in your life.
Read Your Holy Book
Whether you read the Bible or the Qur'an or the Torah, you should always reference back to your holy book. The book you follow is the preaching and word of God and his prophets. As far as we are concerned as his disciples, it is the unadulterated word of God and the only word we need to keep in our hearts. Sometimes, we can lose perspective of the word and the teachings of God. But, one look at your holy book will bring you right back into his warm embrace.
Join In With The Church
Local churches, mosques or synagogues are everywhere. It doesn’t matter what town or city you live in, there will be an establishment of your denomination somewhere in the area. If you are losing sight of your faith, don’t be afraid to head down and get your hands dirty. Going to church is a great way to keep God next to you, but it is only one option. You could just as easily help the church raise funds or organize events for the local community. Some people even enroll with an online bible college because they want to make religion their life. It doesn’t matter as long as you are helping the church and the community.
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Admit That You Need Help
We are vulnerable people, but we are also proud people. No one likes to admit that they can’t look after themselves because it acts as a sign of defeat. However, that is far from the truth. The world is a nasty and overwhelming place at times, so we need help to guide us through the process. As soon as you can see and admit this, you can turn to God for help.
After all, that is what He is there for in the first place.
Disclosure: This is a contributed post.